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Food Festival Celebrates Food, Chefs, and Music

by Peggy Reams
Assistant, Corporate Training

STATE COLLEGE — The 3rd Annual South Hills School Culinary Week Food Festival will be held on Thursday, June 16, from Noon–6:00PM on the North Lawn of the South Hills main campus at 480 Waupelani Drive in State College.

This joint production with the Central PA Convention and Visitors Bureau was such a hit last year that we have an even bigger festival planned for this year!

Live chef demonstrations, a farmers’ market featuring only local foods, live music, workshops, and school tours will provide an afternoon of learning, fun, and fabulous food for the entire family.

The live cooking demonstrations begin at noon and continue every half hour. Some of the featured chefs include:

Rotelli’s – Chef Dave Krauth
Gemelli Bakers – Chef Tony Sapia
Gigi’s Sothern Table – Chef John Clickner II
Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering – Chef Harrison Schailey
Faccia Luna – Chefs Greenleaf & Gibboney
El Gringo – Chef Ben Stanley
Allen Street Grill – Chef Bert Burger and more!

The farmers’ market will have a tasty array of meats, cheeses, produce, sauces, spreads, dressings, and much more. Come prepared to buy from these local merchants and stock up on the delicacies that Central PA has to offer.

Here are just some of the vendors who will be open for business at the farmers’ market:

Egg Hill Farms – Flowers, Meats
El Gringo Tacos – Tacos & Tamales
Gemelli Bakers – Breads & Baked Goods
Good Intent Cider – Hard Ciders
Goot Essa – Cheeses & Fudge
Home D Pizzeria – Beer Tasting
Kangen Water – Purified Water
PASA – Sustainable Ag. Info & Gear
Piper’s Peck – Salsas & Jellies
Tait Farm – Shrubs & Jellies
The Nature Inn of Bald Eagle – Info & Appetizers
Village Eatinghouse – Dressings & Dips
Webster’s Bookstore – Cookbooks & Demo
U Freeze Wine Slush – Cooler Tasting

Live music for the day will be provided by several local musicians including Jim Colbert, Steve Van Hook, Cole Hons, & other friends.

So mark your calendar for June 16 from Noon-6PM and plan to spend the afternoon at South Hills in State College for the Culinary Week Food Festival!



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Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.